Wellness Within Blog
Living well and fully doesn’t mean a life without discomfort. The goal of life isn’t to avoid or numb pain, but to persist and grow. Through yoga, you practice persisting on your mat so you can grow in your life.
Sometimes there’s a bias of thinking isolation and not reaching goals leads to depression and suicide. However, what about those IN the public eye? What about those who are surpassing goals and training for new ones daily?
Yoga is far deeper than leggings and hamstrings. It’s a complex science that transcends thousands of years. Besides its transformational powers from principles, postures, breath and meditation, like many other wisdom traditions, it offers mythology. These stories address fundamental questions about right actions and purpose in life.
How often do you take notice of the quality of and connection to breath? Our breath is this amazing mechanism that occurs automatically, yet can be consciously shaped. It can tell us a lot about our current state of being. And it can be a powerful tool to bring balance to our mind-body system.
The goal is not to stop thinking. In fact, the wisdom traditions call this the “noble failure.” We cannot control our minds. But we can shift gears. We can shift our attention from the reflexive mental chatter that continually fires through the mind, to having awareness of the fact that we are having thoughts.
Yoga-informed therapies work from the perspective that the mind and body function most effectively when guided to do so in tandem. Yoga is so much more than a trendy class at the gym or a reason to buy Lululemon tights. Yoga is a sophisticated and systematic science for working with physical, emotional, and psychological health.